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The Society offers many programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best lives. Find resources in your area to learn, connect, and get support.

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  1. IN PERSON Financial Planning

    Financial Planning

    We offer free individual consultations by phone or in-person from Certified Financial Planner and CPA, Michael Kucharson. Michael is available every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. In-person meetings are held at the Independence Office – 6155 Rockside Rd., Suite 202, Independence, OH 44131.

    Independence, OH 44131See Map
  2. WEBCAST Research

    Promising MS Research - Recorded Webcast

    Promising MS Research to Repair, Protect and Restore the Nervous System. Moderator Kate Milliken and panelists Dr. Ben Barres, Dr. Jonah Chan, Dr. Timothy Coetzee and Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl. December 5, 2013

  3. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Lancaster Movers and Shakers Self-Help Group

    Self-Help Groups bring people together who share a common life experience (living with MS) for support, education and mutual aid. Members share a belief that positive personal change can happen through individual effort with the support of others. Please read each description as focus varies from group to group. Whatever your interest, the Ohio Buckeye Chapter has a group for you!

    Multiple Dates
    Lancaster, OH 43130See Map
  4. TELEPHONE One-on-one Peer Support

    MSFriends

    The MSFriends program connects you with volunteers living with MS. The common bond of living with MS creates a unique connection. MSFriends volunteers complete a rigorous screening and training program and are focused on the needs of those who call for support.

  5. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    MS and Pregnancy (.pdf)

    Covers pregnancy, delivery, nursing, hormones, and questions about the disease-modifying drugs. (last updated May 2006)

  6. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms in MS: Bladder Dysfunction (video)

    This video features Nancy Holland, EdD, RN, MSCN, who discusses diagnosing bladder problems associated with multiple sclerosis and strategies for managing the symptoms.

  7. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Wooster Self-Help Group

    Self-Help Groups bring people together who share a common life experience (living with MS) for support, education and mutual aid. Members share a belief that positive personal change can happen through individual effort with the support of others. Please read each description as focus varies from group to group. Whatever your interest, the Ohio Buckeye Chapter has a group for you!

    Multiple Dates
    Wooster, OH 44691See Map
  8. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Guidelines for the Outside Meeting Support Program (.pdf)

    This document provides guidelines for the National MS Society's support of meetings, workshops and conferences.

  9. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Parma Posse of Possibilities Self-Help Group

    Self-Help Groups bring people together who share a common life experience (living with MS) for support, education and mutual aid. Members share a belief that positive personal change can happen through individual effort with the support of others. Please read each description as focus varies from group to group. Whatever your interest, the Ohio Buckeye Chapter has a group for you!

    Multiple Dates
    Parma, OH 44129See Map
  10. ONLINE Adaptive Equipment

    How to Choose the Mobility Device that is Right for You (.pdf)

    Understand the full range of tools available to stay functionally mobile, comfortable and safe. Offers full-color photos of devices ranging from the simplest cane to the most complex power chair, guidance on how to determine if and when a device might be appropriate, and important safety tips. Introduces readers to assistive technology professionals and outlines the steps involved in a comprehensive evaluation for a wheeled mobility device. (New August 2013)

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